Fourth Grade NGSS 4-PS3 and 4-PS4: Physical Science Units



This fourth grade science curriculum includes everything you need to teach the fourth-grade NGSS 4-PS3 Energy Unit and the 4-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Energy Transfer standards.

Lessons in these units:

Unit 1

Lesson 1 – What is Energy?

Lesson 2 – Speed and Energy

Lesson 3 – Sound Energy

Lesson 4 – Light Energy

Lesson 5 – Heat Energy

Lesson 6 – Electrical Energy

Lesson 7 – What Happens When Objects Collide?

Lesson 8 – STEM Challenge – Have S’more Fun: Creating a Solar Oven

Unit 2

Lesson 1 – What is Amplitude?

Lesson 2- Eyes and Light

Lesson 2 – STEM Challenge Using Morse Code

Please make sure that you have access to YouTube before purchasing this unit.

Included within this resource are:

– the standards

– suggested YouTube Videos and Books

– Physicist Poster

* KLEWS Chart (KWL for Science)

– Energy WebQuest

– Energy Experiments

– Energy Transfer Poster

– student worksheets for collecting data and recording observations

– Investigations for Motion, Energy Transfer, Sound, and Light Energy

– Posters for Heat, Light, Sound, and Electrical Energy

– Methods of Heat Transfer Flipbook

– Sorting Cards of Conduction, Convection, and Radiation

* Static Electricity Experiments

– Potential and Kinetic Energy Poster

– Atom and Electricity Poster

* Engineering and Design Process Posters

* Engineering and Design Rubric

– Make a Wave Task Cards

– How the Ear Works and How the Eye Works Posters

– Light Station Cards

– Make a Model of a Seeing Eye Task Cards

– STEM Challenge Create a Pattern that will Transfer a Message Using Sound and Light

– 19 colorful essential vocabulary cards with graphics and definitions

* Indicates other STEM to STEAM TRIO resources that have been included in this unit.

1 review for Fourth Grade NGSS 4-PS3 and 4-PS4: Physical Science Units

  1. Sarah & Moe

    Losia wrote, “Great resource for science. Wish there were more lessons though because the kids love them, and they are easy to follow!” on Tpt.

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